MOUNT VERNON — Larry H. Schmidt, 84, of Mount Vernon, died at 1:05 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.

He was born June 6, 1937, in Gibson City, to the late John H. and Avoil (VanAntwerp) Schmidt-Reed. He married Linda (Cochrum) Schmidt on July 20, 1979, in Mount Vernon. They were blessed with 42 years of marriage and she survives.

In addition to his beloved wife, Mr. Schmidt is survived by his children, John Schmidt of Ransom, Donald Schmidt and wife, Keri of Saunemin, Steven Tate and wife, Jan of Mansfield, and Amy (Schmidt) Ward and husband, Jeff of Wildwood, Missouri; grandchildren, Adam Ward, Douglas Vaughan, Stephen Schmidt, Jr., Matthew Schmidt, Lauren (Ward) Bazzoli, Caitlin (Ward) McCracken, Kelly Henning, Kristy Berwick, Kelsey Schmidt, Ryli Schmidt, Anna Frees, Denise Frees, and Keri Collins; eleven great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his children, Stephen Schmidt, Robyn Schmidt Brogan, Joyce Frees, and Dennis Frees; great-grandson, Aaron Reed; brother, Jerry Schmidt; and sisters, Vana Baker and Nancy Stokes.

Mr. Schmidt was an avid fisherman and hunter that could fix anything. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and Teamsters Union for many years. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon with Rev. Mark Dye officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Memorial Cemetery in Mount Vernon.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made in Mr. Schmidt’s honor to Bethel Baptist Church.

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